Manor House Country Hotel // Review
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If you’re looking for a getaway with your family in Northern Ireland look no further than the Manor House Country Hotel in Enniskillen. We spent two nights enjoying the property and surrounding area as a relaxing end to our Northern Ireland trip.
The Manor House Country Hotel sits on the shores of Lower Loch Erne. The original house dates back to the 17th Century. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the entrance, that I honestly wished was a bit more hidden, but was very convenient in the cold weather.
The hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The kids loved the gingerbread village in the lobby.
The hotel’s design is sleek and modern. It blends well with the old bones of the original manor house building. Our room was in one of the new buildings, which meant walking through the lobby and this long hallway to reach most of the facilities.
We booked a family room, which had two double beds. A baby cot was available, but we opted to use our trusty Phil & Teds Traveler instead. The room was spacious giving the kids plenty of room to play even once we had the crib assembled.
The bathroom had a deep tub with a shower. The tub had a TV in it, which the kids thought was just the best. When we arrived the remote didn’t work, but this was quickly resolved with a visit to reception. They sent someone right up to replace the batteries in the remote.
Breakfast was included in our room rate and it was top notch. There was a buffet with all your grains and then a hot menu to order off of as well. The coffee was amazing.
There are a variety of activities at the hotel although most are for summer. We had reservations on the Lady of the Lake Cruiser, but there were not enough reservations so it did not go. The hotel also has a pitch-and-putt course, full golf course and tennis courts.
We did take advantage of the pools and saunas. They are part of a health center complex that is housed at the hotel. You check in with your room number and have access to a gym, a lap pool, small kiddie pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, sauna and steam room. We went to the pool a few times during our stay. The water was warm and the kids love swimming so this was a big part of our time here. They have three warm tile chairs that face Loch Erne that I could have spent all day laying on.
I also made arrangements to take the Big Little to tea for a one-on-one activity. They set us up in the window overlooking Loch Erne.
The Manor House has a special kids tea that the Big really enjoyed. They had sandwiches that were more approachable, like banana and Nutella. He got a choice of child-friendly herbal teas.
I enjoyed the classic tea, which was a lovely treat.
The whole experience was so lovely and tasty. It was a great way to spend an hour with my Big just talking about our trip.
We ate dinner at the pub in the basement both nights. We found service there to be spotty at best both nights. The menu is limited but the food was good. The atmosphere is perfect for families. Getting the attention of a waiter was difficult. We had to go to the bar to get our own water after asking a few times. Both nights we dined there the wrong food arrived. It was one of those experiences where things never came and food that we didn’t order kept coming to the table.
We did let management know we had trouble and they assured us that the problems were being addressed. They also offered to upgrade us on our next stay there.
The hotel is also a great jumping off point for other adventures in Enniskillen. This is a wonderful place for a relaxed stay with family and one I highly recommend for families.